Tangrowth (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Tangrowth
Vine Pokémon
モジャンボ
Mojumbo
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Tangrowth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Tangrowth
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Weight
283.5 lbs. 128.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
211
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
187
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Tangrowth
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Tangrowth (Japanese: モジャンボ Mojumbo) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Tangela when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Biology

Tangrowth is a large Pokémon with a black body wrapped in a large mass of blue vines. The vines are used to entangle foes and prey. A pair of saucer-like eyes peek out from beneath the tangled mess of vines. However, these eyes may be hidden in warm seasons due to how profusely the vines grow. Its stubby black feet are tipped with red. Tangrowth has a pair of blue boneless arms that have three fingers. The arms are made from bundles of vines. These fingers are completely red on a female Tangrowth, while they have red tips on a male.

Tangrowth is unfazed if one of its arms is broken off, as it will easily grow back. It will also rip apart vines off its body should they have grown too long. It hunts by disguising itself as a shrub, then grabbing prey with its vines. It can extend its arms as much as it wants. Predators like to eat Tangrowth's vines. When the climate is warm, its vine growth is accelerated. Tangrowth is very rare in the wild, though it can be found in temperate grasslands.

In the anime

 
Tangrowth in the anime

Major appearances

Tangrowth made its main series debut in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!, where it was trying to save a dying tree that was a key part of the forest. With the help of Ash and his friends, it was able to save the tree.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Tammy's Tangrowth helps her at her flower shop. He later worked alongside Joe's Mightyena to stop Zorua from escaping when they spotted it.

Minor appearances

Tangrowth debuted in The Rise of Darkrai.

In Working on a Right Move!, a Trainer's Tangrowth competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It defeated another Trainer's Hippowdon.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Mewtwo's flashback featured a Tangrowth.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP134 Tangrowth Dawn's Pokédex Tangrowth, the Vine Pokémon. Tangrowth captures its prey by extending its arms, which are made of vines.

In the manga

 
Tangrowth in Pokémon Adventures

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Hiori has a Tangrowth, which debuted in Challenge From A Rival. Its vines can be used as ropes to lower Hiori and others down from roofs. It can also use Sleep Powder to help Hiori get by guards.

Pokémon Adventures

In Getting Past Gastrodon, Jupiter attacked Platinum, Candice, and Maylene using her Tangrowth, Sableye, and Gastrodon when they arrived in Lake Acuity. Most notably, it faced off against Candice's Abomasnow, and was able to overpower and defeat it using a Fire-typed Natural Gift. In subsequent appearances, Jupiter's Tangrowth used only Natural Gift, and its strategy was easily worked around.

A Tangrowth liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Tangrowth appeared in A Novel Test!!, under the ownership of Jupiter.

In the TCG

Main article: Tangrowth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #182
Johto
#183
Diamond It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Pearl
Platinum Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
HeartGold When it remains still, it appears to be a large shrub. Unsuspecting prey that wander near get ensnared by its vines.
SoulSilver Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #218
Black Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
White
Black 2 Even if one of its arms is eaten, it's fine. The Pokémon regenerates quickly and will go right back to normal.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Y Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Omega Ruby It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Alpha Sapphire Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #081
Sword Tangrowth has two arms that it can extend as it pleases. Recent research has shown that these arms are, in fact, bundles of vines.
Shield Vine growth is accelerated for Tangrowth living in warm climates. If the vines grow long, Tangrowth shortens them by tearing parts of them off.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade, Event
Platinum
Evolve Tangela
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Tangela
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Giant Chasm (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Giant Chasm (rustling grass)
Trade Mantine in Humilau City
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tangela
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tangela
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Forest Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 199
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Florio Nature Park, Secret Side PathNight


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Pikachu Cafe Tangrowth Korean South Korea 50 October 3, 2008

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Petaya Berry (100%)

In-game trades

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2   Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
535
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
2020 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
2424 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2828 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3232 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3636 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
4040 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4444 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4848 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
5252 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
5656 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
      Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
    Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
      
      
      
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
       Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
   Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangrowth in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tangrowth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Constrict × Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wake-Up Slap × Fighting Physical 07070 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:  
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-036
It launches a poison powder to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Grass
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-289/N-053
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Tangrowth is the Attraction Chief of Tangrowth's Swing Along, which you'll find in the garden at the Haunted Zone.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#225
 

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Sleep Combo
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 207 Base Defense: 184
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Vine Whip, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam, Power Whip*, Rock Slide*
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #007
Tangrowth uses its vine arms to nimbly pluck fruit that’s just out of reach. It can also extend its arms even farther to carry itself across long distances.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Tangela
 Grass 
 
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
 
First evolution
Tangrowth
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Tangrowth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Due to the mystery around Tangela's appearance under the vines, Tangrowth may be based on the swamp monster from the short story "It!" by Theodore Sturgeon, which is ultimately revealed to have formed around a human skeleton. It may also be based on a Green Man, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.

Its Pokédex entries state that its vines will bind and ensnare its surroundings. This may be a reference to thigmotropism, a biological reaction plants have towards contact that encourages them to coil around objects they touch as they grow, allowing stability in their stems and branches.

Name origin

Tangrowth is a combination of tangle and growth.

Mojumbo is a combination of もじゃもじゃ mojamoja (shaggy or unkempt) and jumbo (referring to its size).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モジャンボ Mojumbo From もじゃもじゃ mojamoja and jumbo
  French Bouldeneu From boule de nœuds
  Spanish Tangrowth Same as English name
  German Tangoloss From Tangela or Tang and Koloss
  Italian Tangrowth Same as English name
  Korean 덩쿠림보 Deongkurimbo From 덩굴 deong'gul, 넝쿨 neong'kul, 림 (森) rim, and jumbo
  Cantonese Chinese 巨蔓藤 Geuihmaahntàhng Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 巨蔓藤 Jùmànténg From and 蔓藤 mànténg


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